USA beat Netherlands 2-0 to win fourth Women’s World Cup title + VIDEO

United States complete back-to-back World Cup triumphs with victory over Netherlands

United States complete back-to-back World Cup triumphs

The current world champions USA successfully defended their title after going 2-0 up in the second half with goals

from Megan Rapinoe (penalty) and then eight minutes later a rocket from Rose Lavelle put the tie beyond the Dutch. At half-time it was goalless but the USA stepped up in the second period and never looked back.

Stefanie van der Gragt’s foot caught Alex Morgan’s upper arm after a high challenge in the box and the American fell to the ground. After initially awarding a corner, the French referee turned to the video review and then gave a penalty.

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Rapinoe took the responsibility and coolly slotted the ball past the almost stationary Van Veenendaal to bring to life the large American contingent in the capacity crowd of 57,900.

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Our favourite girl Alex Morgan didn’t get on the  score-sheet today though, but she was graceful as always, a joy to watch!

Rapinoe won the Golden Boot. Her strike from the spot saw her goal tally hit six, putting her level with compatriot and co-captain Alex Morgan, and English striker Ellen White – but Rapinoe achieved the haul in fewer minutes than the others and took home the coveted award.

Watch the match highlights below..

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